Readywelder?

Hi
Wonder if anyone could let me know if they feel a Readywelder would be
useful to take along to vintage mx racing meets, to carry out various track
side repairs, on steel and aluminum bike parts?
John
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John
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Sounds like a perfect use for one. The simplest setup is to get a couple of deepcycle marine batteries to power it. one 12 volt battery and two 6 volt batteries allows you to create 6, 12, 18, and 24 volts. Lower voltages work better for sheet metal, higher voltages for frame pieces.
I power mine from a Miller inverter welder.
Great machines.
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Ernie Leimkuhler
Thanks for the info Ernie.............would I be right in thinking that the Readywelder performs very much like a conventional spool gun when you are actually using it?
Also wonder what the performance is like on aluminum?
Thanks again
John
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John
Exactly only it has no contactor control so the tip is always hot. When running it from a welding powersource the machine just thinks it is a stick electrode holder.
Excellent. I have welded 1/2" aluminum from a 400 amp Miller dialarc that is from the 1960's and I have welded 16 gauge aluminum from my Maxstar.
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Ernie Leimkuhler
The application here would be run from battery power only, as it would be purely a setup for trackside repairs.
Just interested to hear how they perform on thin aluminuim using battery power only?
Cheers
John
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John
Batteries give you very stable voltage control, which works well for sheet metal.
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Ernie Leimkuhler

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